It is an upbeat fun-loving piece that overall is meant to make people smile, which it does indeed accomplish. This piece is one of the only pieces from Dancin’ in which the entire cast of dancers is singing the entire time. Not only is there singing and dancing, but also there are numerous rhythmic sections, which involve a lot of brain muscles. Harry Warren wrote the music and the Lyrics are by Johnny Mercer ("Fosse - the Musical."). The piece begins with seemingly simple but extremely stylized movements with the cast in complete unison.
“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” This quote is by Jesse Owens. It very precisely associates with the book “The Flip Side” by Shawn Johnson, because of the way a young girl who desires to be an Olympic gymnast dedicates herself and makes unbending sacrifices to succeed. If you ever imagined working hard for something, Charlotte(Charlie) Ryland multiplied your efforts by a million. She had a mental picture of what she wanted to accomplish and because of the determination she had, she followed it through during the book, and did everything she could even when she had to conquer some weighty hurdles.
The parents of the young girl start off by making a brindis, or a toast. They remark on the young girl with fond memories and special messages, transferring knowledge and life experience to her. Most importantly to their little girl blossoming into a mature women. The father daughter dance of the is the first dance of the night with the young girl and her father. It's the most emotional dance that symbolizes the young girls first dance with her father as a women.
I was relieved second semester when other kids transferred over into chorus, growing our chorus slightly. At the end of the year, we had learned that the chorus was trying to put a group together to go to Disney World at Christmas to sing in the Candle Light Processional at Epcot, so when it came time for school to start again in August, the room was full of new people. Once again we could divide our guy section into tenor and bass and divide the girls into Alto, Soprano II and Soprano I. After sending in an audition video, our chorus was selection to join the mass choir for two performances and to prepare, we learned 15 songs. My junior year, I transferred voice teachers because my old voice teacher was moving away.
Maria Tallchief changed the world of arts, overcame fears of many, and stood up to those who disagreed with her. When she danced, she impacted everyone who watched her. Because of impacting many, is she wanted to dance professionally. Maria was born on January 24, 1925 and died on April 11, 2013. Growing up, Maria was always interested in the arts such as playing piano, singing, and dancing.
“I went from ‘I hate how I see myself in the mirror, I am constantly analyzing myself, talking down myself, like about negative thoughts,’ to… at the end of that time, I was like, ‘Okay, I just wanna dance to music and feel like I’m moving… you know?’ and by that time I also kinda sorted out my weight issues. Not on purpose. It just kinda happened with becoming happier.” (Larissa) I met with the wonderful ballet dancer, Larissa Marie Kogut, on a sun-drenched Tuesday afternoon, minutes after her rehearsal with Diablo Ballet had ended. She greeted me with an enthusiastic smile, much like the one I had seen at my ballet studio’s production of The Nutcracker, where she had been a guest performer, acting as the Sugarplum Fairy. Thrilled to be interviewing my idol, I could barely expel the words from my mouth, which got twisted up with each other as
Continuing on, I assume she noticed my interest towards music and dance, because she soon offered to take me to dance and violin lessons. Although I always had a passion for the arts in general, I never felt like I needed to pursue it. These lessons not only helped my passion for music and dance to grow, but it also showed
“ Work Hard. Dream Big.” Mark Morris has been dancing since age of 8. Interestingly, he started to choreograph because of the existence of music. He’s able to give the entire first half hour of music for the party scene, the gift giving, the parents and children with the 70s vibe. He has been a choreographer since he was in his teens.
As I walked in the door, I saw so many friends, I saw them like a week ago. Last week we had a dance clinic, so dancers who wanted to tryout could work on their technique before tryouts. The best part of growing a dance family in the past is always the reunion when you see them again after so long.
Although I was not able to join the Student Council, I have no regrets and in a way, I feel as if this experience made me realize that it is possible to overcome your fears and just because you started off as a timid girl, it doesn’t mean that you always should be a timid girl. And so, from that day on, I started to participate in more public speaking events, such as Model United Nation, and I believe that these steps to overcoming my social anxiety has really changed me to better myself and that is how I am the active and brave person I am